Sutton Bonington Graduate Centre

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Please contact us anytime for any information. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions!

Rachael Pearson is the member of the Graduate School's Researcher Training and Development Team who has specific responsibility for supporting training and development activities in the SBGC. 

Kieran Pitchers is a current PhD students and the SBGC coordinator. He manages the day-to-day running of the centre and helps Rachael to co-ordinate the programme of activities at the SBGC.

  • Kieran is usually available in the SBGC for two hours each weekday.
  • Rachael is available in the SBGC on Tuesdays from Monday, 9.30 – 15.00 & Wednesday, 11:15 – 15.15.
kieran pitchers
Kieran Pitchers
PhD candidate, School of Veterinary Medicine & Science 


Hi! My name is Kieran Pitchers and I’m your Graduate Centre Coodinator for 2018/19. For a little bit of information about me: I was born and raised in the middle of nowhere in East Anglia, I stayed there until I passed A-levels and managed to escape to the University Of Nottingham to study on Sutton Bonington for my degree, BSc (Hons) Applied Biology, from 2013 to 2016.

I obtained my degree and then went to work in Oxford in a small spin-off recombinant protein expression company called Oxford Expression Technologies, which was based in Oxford Brookes University. I stayed there for a year working on an Innovate U.K. grant to perform research centred on trying to produce a subunit vaccine for Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever virus.

During my year in work I applied for a BBSRC DTP studentship here at UoN and was, luckily enough, accepted. Now I’m into my second year of the DTP programme and have been working on my actual PhD now for a few months. I’m researching novel antimicrobial peptides chosen through phage display as an alternative to antibiotics in chicken feed. But I think that’s enough about me, if you have any questions about life on SB just ask!

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The Barn
Sutton Bonington Campus
LE12 5RD

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If help is required when Colman or Rachael are not around, you can contact the Graduate School Administration team:

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Sutton Bonington Graduate Centre

The University of Nottingham
C Floor, The Barn
Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 6735